San Miguel County

Wildfire closes Colorado Highway 145 northwest of Telluride

A wildfire Saturday afternoon closed Colorado Highway 145 from Redvale to the Colorado 62 junction near Placerville, about 15 miles northwest of Telluride. About 50 staff from the Miguel County...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second round of COVID-19 testing delayed in San Miguel County

San Miguel County has delayed the second round of testing of all county residents for COVID-19 because the lab processing the results is swamped with work from New York. The county entered a...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

TELLURIDE – A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowboarder triggers avalanche, suffers serious injuries

A snowboarder in his 30s was seriously injured after triggering an avalanche in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains, requiring more than three dozen emergency personnel to be pulled away from...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Miguel County provides details on its first coronavirus case

San Miguel County has provided details about its first case of COVID-19. A 54-year-old man was notified by county health officials Thursday that he tested positive for the disease, according to...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Miguel County, Telluride face shelter-in-place order

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the San Miguel Public Health Department has initiated a series of public health orders including a sheltering in place requirement in effect at midnight...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango man killed in crash north of Dove Creek

A Durango man died in a semitrailer crash Monday on Colorado Highway 141 near Slick Rock, north of Dove Creek, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Lance G. Luedtke, 37, was killed...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas family loses way from Durango to Norwood, kicks off search mission

A Texas family relying on a GPS route to get to Norwood from Durango ended up lost on a snowpacked mountain road, spending the night in wintry conditions in the San Juan Mountains and kicking off a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Crews in San Miguel County have responded to a slew of mountain missions during the past week, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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